On September 28-30, TAG will hold it's 34th annual TAG TREK. Students will be separated into groups and given a large-scale, interdisciplinary project to complete over the course of three days. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales will the centerpiece of this adventure. Stay tuned for more updates as TREK 2016: The Journey gets underway!
National Merit Semi-Finalists Recognized
Congratulations to TAG's Eight National Merit Semi-Finalists: Satvik Pendyala, Beckham Myers, Henry RosemanAndrew Noel, Maya Reddi, Aviral Somani, Ajay Raja, and Abhishek Shankar (from left to right)!
We are still looking for a few good mentors! Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you or someone you know is interested in helping one of our young scholars. Please see our revised list HERE. Thank you!
If you’re a student who is interested in applying to TAG this year, then you should consider shadowing!
Our shadowing program allows prospective students to come out to TAG and shadow a current student through their school day. You’ll get to attend classes with them, go to lunch, and meet TAG students and teachers. After your shadowing visit, you’ll have a much clearer picture if TAG is where you want to attend for your high school career!
Shadowing will take place Monday through Thursday each week beginning on October 3rd and concluding December 15th.
You can set up a shadowing visit by calling our TAG office at 972-925-5970.
Flight School is for all new students to TAG. It will be held at Townview Magnet Center 9am- 3pm weekdays from Wednesday, August 3rd- Tuesday, August 9th. There are optional social activities from 3pm-5pm if you need to hang around a little while later.
Parents, the Welcome Dinner will be held in the Townview Commons on Monday, August 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
TAG has been named the top high school in the nation for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report!
We are honored by this recognition and are proud that the hard work, dedication, and passion of our students and staff is recognized. We also enormous thanks to our fabulous parents and community members; without your constant support, TAG would not be what it is today.
Thank you to our superintendent Dr. Hinojosa and Dallas ISD, as well as our school board trustee Dr. Lew Blackburn, for your support!
Read more about U.S. News and World Report’s rankings HERE!
Online voting on whether or not to eliminate class rank will take place beginning on Tuesday, April 12 through Monday, April 18.
A letter will go home with students detailing the process on Tuesday, as well as an email and an all-call. If you would like more information, you can look at the two documents linked below which outline pros and cons of the ranking/unranking process.
Travis McPhail, a Class of 2000 TAG graduate, has a special reason to look forward to the September 24 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture. As a Google computer scientist, Dr. McPhail heads up Project Griot, an interactive 3D exhibit that will launch at the museum in 2017. With a group of colleagues from the Black Googler Network, McPhail has developed a way for museum visitors to interact with scanned images, text and other materials for many of the museum’s artifacts, since space limitations only allow a fraction of them to be exhibited at any one time. If you don’t want to wait until next year to see an example of the group’s work, you can check out an interactive Google Expedition that takes participants on a virtual journey along the path of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Georgia. The expedition launches online in the last week of September.
At TAG, McPhail was drum major of the Big D Townview Band and volunteered to visit middle schools to recruit 8th graders to TAG. He went on to Rice University, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. He is currently a project lead at Google where he works on 2D and 3D rendering for Google maps.
If you are interested, here is a selection of articles by/about Travis.
TAG Magnet is a public, magnet high school in the Dallas Independent School District and serves grades 9-12. It has been recognized as the #1 public high school in the nation for 7 of the last 9 years by a combination of the Washington Post, US News and World Report, Newsweek, and the Daily Beast.